Peer Support for the Family – Online Course
May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT| Free – $30
Course Title: Peer Support for the Family
Hosted Online via Zoom
Instructors: Tanya Schmell and Tamara Spencer
Date/Time: May 26th, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CENTRAL TIME
Registration Fee: $30 per person
Free seats: Registrants from the States of Iowa and Montana and any family member of a first responder can register for free.
Who should attend this course:
First responders, supervisors, dispatchers, peer supporter personnel, corrections officers, mental health professionals and chaplains working in support of first responders, and family members of first responders.
This 2-hour interactive course is designed especially for first responders and their families. This course goes beyond what we have learned about the impact of stress on first responders and delves into the impact of stress on families. Students will learn about the effects of stress on the family and practical steps to promote family wellness. More importantly, students will learn to foster healthy post trauma relationships by understanding the impact of traumatic stress and mitigating the adverse impact. Lastly, students will learn to help families cope with shift work, sleep and unpredictable hours
- Identify the effects of law enforcement stress on the family
- Identify strategies for reducing the effects of police stress on the family
- Recognize the effects of post traumatic relationships
- Cope with shift work, sleep, and unpredictable hours
Prior to the start of the training session, students will receive a hyperlink and password via the “Attendee Email” provided at the time of registration which will provide access to the training session.
For this reason, it is important this is an email address which will allow the attendee to access the email on the date and time of the training.
The course is intended to be interactive with online students, and so each student must be registered and participating with their own electronic device (computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone).
This course is limited to 30 students at a time. Agencies wishing to host an online training course which is open only to their agency or team should contact Deb McMahon at the numbers listed above.
This course is Missouri POST approved, and each registered attendee will receive email confirmation of training attendance and a digital certificate of attendance.